Skip to main content

tv   KRON 4 Morning News  KRON  April 14, 2017 7:00am-10:01am PDT

7:00 am
bellagio shuts down the las vegas strip. the new video just into the newsroom. ( rebecca ) rain on easter sunday. i will have the full details on the timing of the rain coming up. (darya) good morning i'm darya folsom..(mark) and i'm mark danon. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... (rebecca)a live look outside right now...clear and cold. temperatures are an average of 5 to 10 degrees cooler than at this time yesterday. today
7:01 am
will be sunny and dry and the same for tomorrow then big changes for easter sunday. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is slow from the maze no major hot spots. bay bridge
7:02 am
wb 80 is slow from the maze ( mark ) breaking news this morning a showdown between santa clara county and the trump administration.( james ) there could be a major ruling about the president's sanctuary city policy after santa clara county filed a lawsuit challenging an executive order
7:03 am
aimed at withholding federal money. ( mark ) kron 4's averi harper is live outside the federal courthouse in san francisco this morning with the details. averi. ( averi ) santa clara county supervisor dave cortese and other community leaders.. all gathered yesterday to show support for the lawsuit. it argues the constitution does not give the president the power to use state and local governments as tools to implement its policies. if federal funds are withheld, among the hardest hit services would be those provided by valley medical center, which recieves 70 percent of it's funding from the government. the cuts would hit social services, mental health providers and schools. other bay area cities have also filed lawsuits.
7:04 am
7:05 am
7:06 am
( mark ) thanks averi. we will check back with you through out the morning. ( mark ) a wisconsin man accused of writing an anti- government manifesto to president trump has now been arrested. this morning...deputies captured
7:07 am
joseph jakubowski. the f-b-i, a-t-f, the secret service and law enforcement nationwide had been searching for jakubowski for the past ten days. he is suspected of breaking into a gun store and stealing several weapons. police say they found his car near the store shortly after the robbery. he is also accused of writing a 161- page manifesto to president trump with plans to attack. ( james ) breaking news from overnight... the bellagio hotel and casino in las vegas bursts into flames. this is new video from the scene overnight. the fire broke out just before 11:00 last night. a large portion of the las vegas strip was closed down. you can huge flames shooting from the building. the fire is out now. there are no reports of any injuries. crews are still trying to figure out how the fire started. ( mark ) more breaking newswe are following out of vacaville where three people have been shot. the shooter is still on the loose this morning. it happened
7:08 am
around 11-50 last night outside a home on aegean way. police found one woman, one man and one child with gun- shot wounds. all three were taken to the hospital, but are expected to be okay. these are pictures from the scene tweeted out by vacacille police. police have not yet released any information on the shooter. ( mark ) police make an arrest connected to a freeway shooting in the south bay. 33-year-old jose luis blanco was arrested at his home in san jose. he's accused of opening fire on northbound highway 101 near story road last month. a 17-year-old boy, sitting in the front passenger seat of a car, was shot in the face and back. the shooting was investigated as gang- related. police also found two firearms and meth- ampetamine inside the blanco's home. < i hate to think that he was thrown away in a trash can or something (tearful sigh).">( james ) happening now - a grieving family desperate to get back the ashes of their loved one -- stolen from their rental car in san francisco.( mark ) their loved one
7:09 am
died of a heart attack -- and his wife and daughter wanted to spread his ashes in one of his favorite cities.( james ) alecia reid has the story. joe wilkinson's family never had a chance to say goodbye because he died suddenly. sprinkling his ashes in the redwood national park on his 57th birthday would have been their tribute to him.they're mourning another loss.pkg" the most important thing is to get his remains back bcuz i'll tell ya, i'll never let them go"mary and julia wilkinson didn't think for a second, that after landing in their loved one's favorite city, his ashes would be stolen within hours."i feel horrible. i feel like a part of him is missing and i did it. he was under my watch and i had no idea there was a problem with car breakins here"the mother and daughter duo parked their rental car inside the anchorage square parking structure then headed out to eat one of his favorite fares in san franciscodungenous crab. by the time they got back, his daughter julia's suitcase was missing from the trunk and so was her mother's wallet, and more importantly, joe's ashes."it's torture. it
7:10 am
takes the light out of you and it makes you wonder what's going on in this world"joe died back in august from a major heart attack. this was supposed to be a memorial on his birthday. instead, they have no idea where his remains are."hopefully not in a trash can. it breaks my it breaks my heart"they believe the thief or thieves saw the silver tube tucked in a black velveteen pouch, and thought it was jewelery. his daughter julia spent the day trying to shop for a couple of items, but the thought of losing her dad once again, was too much to handle."this was supposed to be a dedication to him. he did so much for me. he didn't deserve this"standupwhoever stole mary's wallet tried using her credit card to purchase a clipper card, and shop inside
7:11 am
a ross store.it is mary's first time in san francisco ... she doubts she'll ever be back. they did meet with police today, and say an extensive search turned up nothing.reporting in san francisco ( james ) a san francisco man is back in custody after threatening his neighbors. but not before officials say he left behind racial slurs and threats plastered all over his window.( mark ) kron4's hermela aregawi has the story. (hermela aregawi live) neighbors tell me these signs have been up here for months.. and that police haven't had the legal grounds to force them down.but then recently the man who lives here was arrested after threating to kill a family in the neighborhood.a shocking scene in this otherwise peaceful neighborhood.racial slurs swastikas and calls to kill certain ethnic groupsbut that's not what got the man who lives here in trouble.. it's what he said to his neighborsvega says the man was arrested last month.henry vega/ threatened by neighbor:he hasn't been around for a month now, not here currently. possibly going to the state hospital in napa...i had to testify. i thought i
7:12 am
would have to again but they found him incompetent so as of now i don't have to testify again.the resident upstairs says she's been dealing with this for years..she took us inside the building to show us more of the same..she says she's relived the man is now in custody.hermela tosswe spoke with police they tell us.. the man is in his fifties..he's lived here for about six years.. but has become more erratic in the last year or so.last year he was arrested then released..for threatening the police chief at the time on social media..for now, it looks like these signs will stay.reporting live in san francisco, hermela aregawi, kron 4 news. ( mark ) still ahead... new video showing the mother of all bombs hitting its target in afghanistan. the video just came into our newsroom. we'll show it to you, coming up. and a teacher who was inside the san bernardino elementary school
7:13 am
when a man opened fire killing a teacher and an 8-year-old student speaks out. what they had to say about the shooting.( rebecca ) and i will check your bay area forecast coming up( robin ) and i am tracking you commute after the break. (rebecca)a cold morning, but dry today and tomorrow, but wet weather is on the way for easter sunday...details are ahead. . no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is slow from the maze
7:14 am
7:15 am
. (darya) in the weather center with james tracking the forecast... (james) (rebecca)a live look outside right now...clear and cold. temperatures are an average of 5 to 10 degrees cooler than at this time (rebecca)a live look outside right now...clear and cold.
7:16 am
temperatures are an average of 5 to 10 degrees cooler than at this time yesterday. today will be sunny and dry and the same for tomorrow then big changes for easter sunday. showers are expected to touch down in the morning for the north bay and move widespread by the afternoon. by the evening hours most of the wet weather should be pushing out of the bay area. highs today
7:17 am
will be in the mid 60s for most of the bay area. tomorrow we may even see some 70s on the board...then mid 60s will return on easter sunday and go into the middle of next week with an unsettled weather pattern, possibly bringing some showers. by the end of the week a dry forecast is expected.
7:18 am
no major hot spots. traffic is moving well on wb 92. bay bridge wb 80 a minor wait at the tolls.
7:19 am
( james ) this morning we are learning more about a fire near interstate- 880 in oakland. we first told you about the fire yesterday on the kron 4 morning news. it started at a homeless encampment. a dog was killed in the fire. this was the scene between 22nd and 23rd avenues. investigators believe the fire may have been sparked by someone trying to cook in a tent. ( james ) damage is estimated at one- million dollars and a dog is missing after a house fire in cupertino. the flames
7:20 am
broke out in a two- story home on flora vista avenue, earlier last night. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc-7. no word on what started the fire. ( mark ) new video into the kron-four newsroom.. the pentagon has just released video of the u-s bombing isis targets in afghanistan. this is the largest non- nuclear bomb ever used. more than 30 isis militants were killed in a massive strike in afghanistan.( james ) it was also the very first time that the u-s used what officials call "the mother of all bombs." reid binion has the details. sean spicer / white house press secretary: "the united states military used a gbu 43 weapon in afghanistan."white house press secretary sean spicer......announcing a strike using the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in the u-s arsenal.the ordinance - nicknamed the "mother of all bombs"......targeted a system of tunnels and caves used by isis fighters.the move was met with largely positive reaction from republicans, like senator lindsey graham, who tweeted in part, quote:"pleased air force dropped moab against isil in
7:21 am
afghanistan."from democrats -- a mixed reaction.rep. eric swalwell / -d- california: "i'm all for going after isis. we can't just bomb our way to national security."but perhaps a larger question - why this size weapon?and why now?the full answer may involve not just afghanistan and isis... ...but global security as a whole......and a message about how the new administration is willing to use the world's most powerful military. reporter off cam: "does this send a message to north korea?" president trump: "i don't know if this sends a message. it doesn't make any difference if it does or not. north korea is a problem."despite trump's answer -- the timing is interesting.thursday's afghanistan bomb strike came after last week's missile strike on syria......in response to the deadly chemical attack on civilians. it also follows the recent deployment of a u-s aircraft carrier-led strike group towards the korean peninsula. the move -- in response to recent north korean provocations, according to a defense official.i'm reid binion reporting. ( mark ) several sea animals have been showing up dead on bay area beaches. these small, dead sharks were
7:22 am
found washed up yesterday morning near bay trails in redwood city, foster city and san mateo. and dead sting rays are being reported in oakland's lake merrit. experts say similar reports are coming in every day. earlier this week a shark washed up in santa cruz. experts say it's not clear why all the marine life is washing up. ( james ) new this morning... for the first time we are hearing from a teacher who was inside the san bernardino elementary school when a man opened fire killing a teacher and an 8-year-old student.( mark ) crystal cruz spoke to the teacher and shares her story. jennifer downing /witnessed shooting"now that this events happened you're jumpiee and kind of looking over your should a little bit more."all to be expected after what teacher's assistant, jennifer downing went through on monday at her school north park elementary in san bernardino. for the first time since the shooting, staff returned to campus and faced any fears. jennifer downing /witnessed shooting"and we all walked the halls together as a tight unit and i was ok."that's huge for downing, who was in class when
7:23 am
her co-worker karen smith's estranged husband entered the room and killed karen.jennifer downing /witnessed shooting "very sweet bless her heart." the shooter also killed a student and wounded 9 year old nolan brandy, who downing has worked with for the last couple of years and went to see in the hospital.jennifer downing /witnessed shooting"it was a joyful experience. he was a bit shy. which was to be expect but a lot of happiness." throughout the years some have called for arming teachers, something downing says in her case would've been useless. jennifer downing /witnessed shooting"there was no reaction time because it was right away. there wasn't oh maybe i should grab something or get something. had something been locked up it would not have mattered."at a board meeting this week parents called staff like downing heroes for saving their children's lives.they also called for better safety measures, like locked doors. jennifer downing /witnessed shooting"i need that door. i need that door to lock. without that door too
7:24 am
vulnerable."after a tragic week, downing is just ready for monday, to get back to her same class of special needs students, but in a different room away from where the shooting happened.jennifer downing /witnessed shooting "it's family...it's your babies." ( mark ) that was crystal cruz reporting. the 9-year- old who was injured in the shooting is expected to recover. ( mark ) still ahead .. pro and anti-trump rallies set for this weekend in berkeley. how the city is preparing. and after the break... easter can be dangerous for your pets. what vets say you need to watch out for this weekend. ( james ) alameda will be having its eco easter eggstravaganza. kids can get glitter tattoos as well as take pictures with the easter bunny. it will be at the alameda south shore center and it is free to the public. no major hot spots. bay bridge
7:25 am
7:26 am
wb 80 a minor wait at the tolls.
7:27 am
( mark ) a warning going out to pet owners this morning as we get closer to easter. easter candy is often left out... which poses a threat to animals.( james ) but vets say that candy is not the only thing that can be dangerous for animals.. ham can cause inflamation of the pancreas for dogs... and fake grass..often used as an easter decoration can cause intestinal problems for cats. ( mark ) vets say the best way to keep your pets safe is to keep things they are not supposed to eat out their reach. (rebecca)a cold morning, but dry today and tomorrow, but wet weather is on the way for easter sunday...details are
7:28 am
ahead. ( averi ) a major showdown between the bay area and the trump administration. i will have all the details coming up in a live report.
7:29 am
( james ) welcome back to the kron four morning news... lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic...
7:30 am
(rebecca)a live look outside right now...clear and cold. temperatures are an average of 5 to 10 degrees cooler than at this time yesterday. today will be sunny and dry and the same for tomorrow then big changes for easter sunday.
7:31 am
no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 a minor wait at the tolls. ( mark ) breaking news this morning a showdown between santa clara county and the trump administration.( james ) there could be a major ruling about the president's sanctuary city policy after santa clara county filed a lawsuit challenging an executive order aimed at withholding federal money. ( mark ) kron 4's averi harper is live outside the federal courthouse
7:32 am
in san francisco this morning where protests are underway. averi. ( averi ) santa clara county supervisor dave cortese and other community leaders.. all gathered yesterday to show support for the lawsuit. it argues the constitution does not give the president the power to use state and local governments as tools to implement its policies. if federal funds are withheld, among the hardest hit services would be those provided by valley medical center, which recieves 70 percent of it's funding from the government. the cuts would hit social services, mental health providers and schools. other bay area cities have also filed lawsuits.
7:33 am
sheriff:" we can't afford to a single resident fear to call us when they've been a victim of a crime or to report a crime, we can't afford to have people be afraid to call 911...">
7:34 am
7:35 am
( mark ) thanks averi. we will check back with you through out the morning. ( mark ) berkeley is bracing for potential violence between supporters and opponents of president donald trump as demostrations are planned for this weekend( james ) they are planned for tomorrow in martin luther king civic center park. kron4's dan kerman shows us how the city of berkeley and police are getting ready. natsthis was the scene march 4th in berkeley when pro-trump supporters clashed with anti
7:36 am
trump demonstrators at civic center park this saturday it's expected to happen again. a conservative group calling itself the liberty revival alliance is billing saturday's noon event as a patriots day free speech rally. attempts to reach supporters for comment went unanswered but sponsors posted this video on youtubenatsthis event will be a free speech rally where speakers will speak about the importance of safeguarding and keeping the first amendment in the bill of rights for all americans for those on the left side of the political perspective to the right side but anti trump demonstrators aren't buying the group's message of free speech.sot ben lynch/by any means necessary 54-105this is the neo nazi types, these are the groups that were armed on march 4th they took an ass whopping and they are trying to come back here and save faceben lynch is with by any means necessary, one of the progressive groups behind a counter protest scheduled for the same
7:37 am
location at 10 am.sotno we are not going to let them organize white supremecy against berkeley or the bay area. berkeley police say they've known about the rally and counter demonstratation for some timesotour number one goal is to make sure our community can exercise their first amendment rights . berkeley police sgt anderw frankel says police have reached out to event organizers and other law enforcement agencies in preparation for saturday's rallies. he also says they've reviewed what happeed last time aroundsot sgt. andrew frankel/berkeley police 135-145 every time there is an evetn , we review it to see if improvements are needed where we could have done better weve doen that and i will leave it at thatstandup dan kerman /berkeley 148-158last months protest brought out 400 to 500 people . police are expecting even more this saturday. in berkeley, dan kerman kron 4news. ( james ) in san francisco... a ceremony was held on the golden gate bridge to announce the approval for construction of a new suicide deterrent system. golden gate bridge officials plan to build a safety barrier along the
7:38 am
bridge. and although the new barrier is designed to prevent someone from committing suicide, it will not prevent someone from getting hurt. the construction will cost $204 - million dollars. cal-trans, the m-t-c, and the bridge district will cover the bulk of that cost. installation of the net will begin in 2018. and is scheduled to be complete in ( mark ) coming up on the kron four morning news... kd and curry have an epic 3 point battle...an nfl player's accused of passing off fake memorabilia, as his brother explains the meaning of omaha.. and a bay area athlete kicks cancer with a memorable moment (rebecca)a cold morning, but dry today and tomorrow, but wet weather is on the way for easter sunday...details are ahead. ( james ) on the peninsula... san mateo is having its fortieth annual eggstravaganza
7:39 am
on saturday. it will be in central park. the event will have a pancake breakfast and a egg hunt. it will also feature live music and a parade. it goes from nine in the morning to one in the afternoon.
7:40 am
7:41 am
no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 a minor wait at the tolls.
7:42 am
(rebecca)a live look outside right now...clear and cold. temperatures are an average of 5 to 10 degrees cooler than at this time yesterday. today will be sunny and dry and the same for tomorrow then big changes for easter sunday. showers are expected to touch down in the morning for the north bay and move widespread by the afternoon. by the evening hours most of the wet
7:43 am
weather should be pushing out of the bay area. highs today will be in the mid 60s for most of the bay area. tomorrow we may even see some 70s on the board...then mid 60s will return on easter sunday and go
7:44 am
7:45 am
( mark ) current texans lineman and former san jose state lineman david queensenberry has finished his last round of chemotherapy. he was diagnosed shortly after he was drafted in 2014. and 3 years later he's ringing a bell as a symbol of him finsihing his treatment.
7:46 am
one thing, he broke the bell. ( mark )
7:47 am
( mark ) curry and durant get into a 3 point contest at practice. they go back and forth for about 20 minutes. getting buckets. ( mark ) now to bay area baseball. the giants opening a four-game series against the rockies. madison bumgarner still looking for his first win of the year he got rolling early in the game. he struck out a pair in the second. he finished the game with ( mark ) now to bay area
7:48 am
baseball. the giants
7:49 am
opening a four-game series against the rockies. madison bumgarner still looking for his first win of the year he got rolling early in the game. he struck out a pair in the second. he finished the game with eight strikeouts. his only mistake came in the fourth when trevor story rips his first home run off the season to left. rockies take a 2-nothing lead. the giants couldn't muster up any offense. scoring only one run in the game. the rockies win by a final of 3 to 1. ( mark ) and he finally did it, peyton manning explained the meaning of 'omaha' he said it meant he was changing the play at the last second. going
7:50 am
with plan b if you will. not a crazy theory he gave as a bronco a few years ago. ( mark ) and eli, peyton's younger brother is in some deep trouble. or could be deep trouble. he and the giants equipment manager are accused of providing fake game worn memorbilia.
7:51 am
7:52 am
( mark ) ryan lochte was recently asked if he'd go back to brazil. and of course he said no. lochte got into some trouble when he clamied he was robbed there during the olympics. creamy, crunchy, chocolatey, hershey's.
7:53 am
packed with cookies or almond pieces. hershey's has the taste you love in every bite.
7:54 am
if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis like me, and you're talking to your rheumatologist about a medication... ...this is humira. this is humira helping to relieve my pain... ...and protect my joints from further damage. humira has been clinically studied for over 18 years. humira works by targeting and helping to... ...block a specific source... ...of inflammation that contributes to ra symptoms. it's proven to help relieve pain and... ...stop further joint damage in many adults. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened, as have blood, liver, and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. before treatment, get tested for tb. tell your doctor if you've been to areas... ...where certain fungal infections are common and if you've had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections, or have flulike symptoms or sores. don't start humira if you have an infection. talk to your doctor and visit humira.com this is humira at work. you're going to be hanging out in here.
7:55 am
so if you need anything, text me. do you play? ♪ ♪ use the chase mobile app to send money in just a tap, to friends at more banks then ever before. you got next? chase. helping you master what's now and what's next. today... an elite french air force crew will fly over the golden gate bridge. the group is similar to the blue angels.... it is happening today from 3:20 to 3:40. it is part of an eight city tour across the u-s
7:56 am
to pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the united states entering world war one. yesterday they flew over the grand canyon. ( james ) in entertainment news... the biggest movie to hit theatres this weekend is "the fate of the furious." it is the eigth installment of the action franchise. it is already breaking records internationally. its competition this weekend is the animated movie, "the boss baby." which took the number one spot last weekend. and disney's live action "beauty and the beast" musical," which has earned over abillion dollars worldwide. "the fate of the furious" is expected to beat out both of them this weekend. ( james ) coming up in the next hour on the kron 4 morning news... a bay area county files a lawsuit against president trump's sanctuary city policy. averi harper is live at the federal court with the details. and we are following breaking news out of vacaville. three people shot including a
7:57 am
child... and the shooter is still on the loose. the new information into the newsroom overnight. and police make an arrest connected to a freeway shooting in the south bay. what police found inside the suspect's home. jack vo: things get a lot more interesting at night. jack vo: vampires wake up. jack vo: werewolves come out. jack vo: the boogie man gets his boogie on. jack vo: and my hashbrowns turn into my new munchie mashups.
7:58 am
jack vo:they come with crispy hashbrowns and tasty white cheese mashed up with your choice of savory egg and bacon, buffalo chicken and ranch, or jalapeños and bacon. jack vo: so you can keep going until the sun comes up. jack vo: ouch, that's gotta hurt. jack vo: introducing my new munchie mashups. only at jack in the box.
7:59 am
8:00 am
(rebecca)a live look outside right now...clear and cold. temperatures are an average of 5 to 10 degrees cooler than at this time yesterday. today will be sunny and dry and the same for tomorrow then big changes for easter sunday. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 no minor wait at the tolls.
8:01 am
( mark ) breaking news... protestors are gathering right now outside the federal court house in san francisco.( james ) this morning... there could be a major ruling about the president's sanctuary city policy after santa clara county filed a lawsuit challenging an executive order aimed at withholding federal money. ( mark ) kron 4's averi harper is live outside the federal courthouse in san francisco this morning with the details. averi. ( averi ) santa clara county supervisor dave cortese and other community leaders.. all gathered yesterday to show support for the lawsuit. it argues the constitution
8:02 am
does not give the president the power to use state and local governments as tools to implement its policies. if federal funds are withheld, among the hardest hit services would be those provided by valley medical center, which recieves 70 percent of it's funding from the government. the cuts would hit social services, mental health providers and schools. other bay area cities have also filed lawsuits.
8:03 am
( james ) thanks averi. we will check back through out the morning. ( mark ) new this morning... a wisconsin man accused of writing an anti- government manifesto and planning to attack president trump has now been arrested. this morning...deputies captured joseph jakubowski. the f-b-i, a-t-f and the secret service had been searching for the man for the past ten days. he is suspected of breaking into a gun store and stealing several weapons. police say they found his car near the store shortly after the robbery. he is also accused of writing a 161-page manifesto to president trump with plans to
8:04 am
attack. ( james ) happening now... police investigating a triple shooting in vacaville. the shooter is still on the loose this morning. it happened around 11-50 last night outside a home on aegean way. police found one woman, one man and one child with gun- shot wounds. all three were taken to the hospital, but are expected to be okay. these are pictures from the scene tweeted out by vacacille police. police have not yet released any information on the shooter. < i hate to think that he was thrown away in a trash can or something (tearful sigh).">( james ) happening now - a grieving family desperate to get back the ashes of their loved one -- stolen from their rental car in san francisco.( mark ) their loved one died of a heart attack -- and his wife and daughter wanted to spread his ashes in one of his favorite cities.( james ) alecia reid has the story. joe wilkinson's family never had a chance to say goodbye because he died suddenly.
8:05 am
sprinkling his ashes in the redwood national park on his 57th birthday would have been their tribute to him. unfortunately they're mourning another loss.pkg" the most important thing is to get his remains back bcuz i'll tell ya, i'll never let them go" mary and julia wilkinson didn't think for a second, that after landing in their loved one's favorite city, his ashes would be stolen within hours."i feel horrible. i feel like a part of him is missing and i did it. he was under my watch and i had no idea there was a problem with car breakins here"the mother and daughter duo parked their rental car inside the anchorage square parking structure then headed out to eat one of his favorite fares in san franciscodungenous crab. by the time they got back, his daughter julia's suitcase was missing from the trunk and so was her mother's wallet, and more importantly, joe's ashes."it's torture. it takes the light out of you and it makes you wonder what's going on in this world"joe died back in august from a major heart attack. this was
8:06 am
supposed to be a memorial on his birthday. instead, they have no idea where his remains are."hopefully not in a trash can. it breaks my it breaks my heart"they believe the thief or thieves saw the silver tube tucked in a black velveteen pouch, and thought it was jewelery. his daughter julia spent the day trying to shop for a couple of items, but the thought of losing her dad once again, was too much to handle."this was supposed to be a dedication to him. he did so much for me. he didn't deserve this"standupwhoever stole mary's wallet tried using her credit card to purchase a clipper card, and shop inside a ross store.it is mary's first time in san francisco ... she doubts she'll ever be back. they did meet with police today, and say an extensive search turned up nothing.reporting in san francisco ( mark ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news... north korea appears primed and
8:07 am
ready for a nuclear test. hear what president trump is warning this morning. plus... a woman says the t-s-a made her family miss their flight all because she is a breast feeding mom. we'll hear from the mother after the break. and here's a live look outside... san mateo bridge.
8:08 am
what's the story behind green mountain coffee and fair trade? let's take a flight to colombia. this is boris calvo. boris grows mind-blowing coffee. and because we pay him a fair price, he improves his farm and invest in his community to make even better coffee. all for a smoother tasting cup. green mountain coffee. no major hot spots. bay bridge
8:09 am
8:10 am
wb 80 no delays. traffic is at the limi ton 101 across the golden gate bridge ( mark ) happening now... a michigan mother wants answers after she says t-s-a in florida caused her family to miss their flight ( james ) she says it's because she is a breastfeeding mom. sarah hurwitz spoke with the mother of two. ((ááásarah:..ááá))the security line was long in st. petersburg -- but the vroman family was assured they'd make their flight back to grand rapids.((ááátake sotááá)) runs=:11outcue:
8:11 am
((ááásarah:..ááá))stacie vroman did that in an attempt to make sure her family's screening process went smoothly... but it went quite opposite. ((ááátake sotááá)) runs=:05outcue:((ááásarah:..ááá)) but she says they didn't check it -- the two three ounce bottles just sat there in security... she waited, and asked when they'd inspect it... as her husband, baby and toddler all waited at the gate... trying to hold the flight for her... ((ááátake sotááá)) runs=:15outcue: ((ááásarah:..ááá)) still in a holding pattern and the breast milk unchecked -- her questions turned to desperation... ((ááátake sotááá))runs=:11outcue: ((ááásarah:..ááá))she and her family all missed their flight
8:12 am
-- were put on a much later flight to indianapolis... had to rent a car to drive four hours back to grand rapids with a baby and toddler... she doesn't understand what happened... ((ááátake sotááá)) runs=:07outcue:
8:13 am
8:14 am
8:15 am
welcome back. let's get a check of the weather this morning... (rebecca)a live look outside right now...clear and cold. temperatures are an average of 5 to 10 degrees cooler than at this time yesterday. today will be sunny and dry and the same for tomorrow then big changes for easter sunday. showers are expected to touch down in the morning for the
8:16 am
north bay and move widespread by the afternoon. by the evening hours most of the wet weather should be pushing out of the bay area. highs today will be in the mid 60s for most of the bay area. tomorrow we may even see some 70s on the board...then mid 60s will return on easter sunday and go into the middle of next week with an unsettled weather pattern, possibly bringing some showers. by the end of the week a dry forecast is expected.
8:17 am
8:18 am
no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 no delays
8:19 am
( mark ) the santa rosa police department is looking for a man charged with multiple sex crimes who failed to appear in court. 36-year-old darius bunyad ...has been found guilty of six felonies and six misdemeanor charges.. police say he did not show up for the last two days of his trial. bunyad was last seen by his family on march 8th in the walnut creek area. a reward of 25 hundred dollars is being offered for information that leads to ( james ) this morning we are learning more about a fire near interstate- 880 in oakland. we first told you about the fire yesterday on the kron 4 morning news. it started at a homeless encampment. a dog was killed in the fire. this was the scene between 22nd and 23rd avenues. investigators believe the fire may have been sparked by someone trying to cook in a
8:20 am
tent. ( mark ) there is new evidence that north korea is making its final preparations for a nuclear test.( james ) this comes as president trump is warning that north korea is a problem, and it will be taken care of. will ripley reports is in pyongyang with the latest. with the looming threat of a nuclear showdown --new images of kim jong un guiding a special forces operation.north korean commandos jumping out of planes.their leader all smiles.japanese prime minister shinzo abe warns north korea already may have the capability to deliver missiles equipped with deadly sarin nerve gas."the security situation around our country is getting increasingly severe," abe said.president trump praising chinese president xi jinping for turning away coal-carrying cargo ships from north korea. coal -- a major source of revenue for pyongyang -- believed to help fund its missile and nuclear programs.
8:21 am
trump: "president xi wants to do the right thing. i think he wants to help us with north korea."but chinese customs officials say overall trade between china and north korea jumped by nearly 40-percent in the first quarter of this year. will ripley: "we got the call before 5 am. we were told to dress up leave our phones behind. went through a couple of our security and now were here on the street. it's completely closed off. tens of thousands of people are moving in here."we saw north korean leader kim jong un making a rare public appearance in pyongyang.not a military event -- but a ribbon cutting.of a new high rise apartment complex.an attempt by the regime to show economic growth -- despite heavy sanctions over their nuclear program. will ripley: "the message from the north koreans seems to be that they want to move forward with their military programs but they also want to grow their economy peacefully. but
8:22 am
they say, if they are provoked, they're not afraid to go to war."north korean officials tell cnn "it's a touch and go situation" that could escalate into an all out conflict.think tank 38 north says new satellite images show north korea's punggye-ri nuclear site -- "primed and ready" for north korea's 6th nuclear test.just days before north korea's most important holiday of the year -- holidays are a time when pyongyang has been known to project power through military force.with tensions on the korean peninsula at their highest level in years, nobody knows what kim jong un's next move will be ( james ) coming up... bart is considering increasing fares to solve a budget problem. hear how much it could cost you during your commute. and... riders are stuck on a roller coaster for hours. we'll
8:23 am
show you the rescue after the break. ( james ) and if you are looking for something to do this easter weekend... in livermore... the y-m-c-a at camp arroyo is having its sixth annual egg hunt and pancake breakfast tomorrow. it starts at 8-30 in the morning and goes till 11:30. some people at a six
8:24 am
8:25 am
8:26 am
flags in maryland had quite the scare when they were stuck on a roller coaster for hours. it happened last night on a ride called the joker's jinx. twenty-four people were stuck one-hundred feet off the ground. it took about five hours for firefighters to rescue all of them. six flags said in a statement that the ride stopped on a safe place along the track. the ride is closed while the amusement park investigates what caused this to happen. ( james ) one person is dead and three others are wounded following a shooting on an atlanta train. police say they have someone in custody. it happened yesterday afternoon when the train was stopped at a station. the gunman and the victims are all in their 30's. more people have been using the trains in atlanta
8:27 am
since a bridge on interstate 85 collapsed two weeks ago. that part of the highway is still closed. ( mark ) and..new video showing the mother of all bombs hitting its target in afghanistan. the video just came into our newsroom. we'll show it to you, coming up. (rebecca)a cold morning, but dry today and tomorrow, but wet weather is on the way for easter sunday...details are ahead.
8:28 am
i'm vern, the orange money retirement rabbit, from voya. i'm the money you save for retirement. who's he? he's green money, for spending today. makes it easy to tell you apart. that, and i am better looking. i heard that. when it's time to get organized for retirement, it's time to get voya. ( james ) welcome back to
8:29 am
the kron four morning news... lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... (rebecca) a live look outside right now...clear and cold. temperatures are an average of 5 to 10 degrees cooler than at
8:30 am
this time yesterday. today will be sunny and dry and the same for tomorrow then big changes for easter sunday.
8:31 am
no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 no delays. accident 85 at 280 ( mark ) berkeley is bracing for potential violence between supporters and opponents of president donald trump as demostrations are planned weekend( james ) they are planned for tomorrow in martin luther king civic center park. kron4's dan kerman shows us how the city of berkeley and police are
8:32 am
getting ready. natsthis was the scene march 4th in berkeley when pro-trump supporters clashed with anti trump demonstrators at civic center park this saturday it's expected to happen again. a conservative group calling itself the liberty revival alliance is billing saturday's noon event as a patriots day free speech rally. attempts to reach supporters for comment went unanswered but sponsors posted this video on youtubenatsthis event will be a free speech rally where speakers will speak about the importance of safeguarding and keeping the first amendment in the bill of rights for all americans for those on the left side of the political perspective to the right side but anti trump demonstrators aren't buying the group's message of free speech.sot ben lynch/by any means necessary 54-105this is the neo nazi types, these are the groups that were armed on march 4th they took an ass whopping and they are trying to come back here and save faceben lynch is with by any means necessary,
8:33 am
one of the progressive groups behind a counter protest scheduled for the same location at 10 am.sotno we are not going to let them organize white supremecy against berkeley or the bay area. berkeley police say they've known about the rally and counter demonstratation for some timesotour number one goal is to make sure our community can exercise their first amendment rights . berkeley police sgt anderw frankel says police have reached out to event organizers and other law enforcement agencies in preparation for saturday's rallies. he also says they've reviewed what happeed last time aroundsot sgt. andrew frankel/berkeley police 135-145 every time there is an evetn , we review it to see if improvements are needed where we could have done better weve doen that and i will leave it at thatstandup dan kerman /berkeley 148-158last months protest brought out 400 to 500 people . police are expecting even more this saturday. in berkeley, dan kerman kron 4news. ( james ) the bellagio hotel and casino in las vegas bursts
8:34 am
into flames. this is new video from the scene overnight. the fire broke out just before 11:00 last night. a large portion of the las vegas strip was closed down. you can huge flames shooting from the building. the fire is out now. there are no reports of any injuries. crews are still trying to figure out how the fire started. ( mark ) police arrest a man after a deadly beating at a taco truck in richmond. it happened monday night on the corner of 23-rd street near clinton avenue. (ááátriggerááá) jose serrano is accused of knocking down the victim and beating him before running away. the victim---robert viera-- spent two days on life support before he died. serrano is now in jail on 1-million dollars bail. ( james ) bart is considering increasing fares to solve a budget problem. the board of directors met yesterday to deal with a projected shortfall of 30- million dollars next year. and fare increases are at the top of the list to fix the
8:35 am
problem. the board is considering adding a 50- cent surcharge to the cost of paper tickets and reducing the discounts for children. the bart board is supposed to vote on the budget in june. ( james ) new video into the kron-four newsroom.. the pentagon has just released video of the u-s bombing isis targets in afghanistan. this is the largest non-nuclear bomb we have ever used.( mark ) more than 30 isis militants were killed in the massive strike.( james ) it was also the very first time that the u-s used what officials call "the mother of all bombs." reid binion has the details. sean spicer / white house press secretary: "the united states military used a gbu 43 weapon in afghanistan."white house press secretary sean spicer......announcing a strike using the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in the u-s arsenal.the ordinance - nicknamed the "mother of all bombs"......targeted a system
8:36 am
of tunnels and caves used by isis fighters.the move was met with largely positive reaction from republicans, like senator lindsey graham, who tweeted in part, quote:"pleased air force dropped moab against isil in afghanistan."from democrats -- a mixed reaction.rep. eric swalwell / -d- california: "i'm all for going after isis. we can't just bomb our way to national security."but perhaps a larger question - why this size weapon?and why now?the full answer may involve not just afghanistan and isis... ...but global security as a whole......and a message about how the new administration is willing to use the world's most powerful military. reporter off cam: "does this send a message to north korea?" president trump: "i don't know if this sends a message. it doesn't make any difference if it does or not. north korea is a problem."despite trump's answer -- the timing is interesting.thursday's afghanistan bomb strike came after last week's missile strike on syria......in response to the deadly chemical attack on civilians. it also follows the recent deployment of a u-s aircraft carrier-led strike group towards the korean peninsula. the move -- in response to
8:37 am
recent north korean provocations, according to a defense official.i'm reid binion reporting. ( james ) coming up ... an 11-year-old boy is reunited with his dog weeks after the pet went missing. the emotional reunion is ahead. and... it is the 40th year anniversary of star wars.... after the break... we'll show you how fans are celebrating. and here's a live look outside... richmond san rafael bridge.
8:38 am
8:39 am
8:40 am
( james ) star wars fans are celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of the biggest film franchises and pop culture influences in history.( mark ) dianne gallagher reports from the convention in orlando with more on the celebration. the force is strong in orlando...as 50,000 plus star wars fans converge at the 2017 star wars celebration to commemorate the pervasive pop-culture phenomenon 40 years in the making... evan greenwood: "it's for all time, star wars is"for over two generations... these jedi, droids, and galactic beings have been the
8:41 am
face of universebut at its heart... the fans... jeffrey katlein/california: "ever since he was 3 years old, it was a 40 year old movie at the time and he was hooked"who have expanded the universe beyond even george lucas's wildest dreams... george lucas/star wars creator/writer/director: "the idea was simply to do high-adventure film that i loved when i was a kid with meaningful psychological themes// it's a film for 12 year olds"with cosplay... 14:57:42ish ashley: "everything's hand dyed" music...memorabilia... tattoos... "does it hurt? noit hurtsand even real-world robotics...there is something for everyone in the star wars universemos/no name given: it connects people, it binds people, it brings the force together, that;s what makes star wars fans, star wars fans,"from padawans to master jedi... wookies to sci-fi rookies nat star wars fan: it's my first time really suiting up like this..devotees from planetary systems near and far nat: 14:59:12 victor/star wars fan/from lima, peru: we are super fan of star wars, we love star wars!here to revel in...and pay homage to... a galaxy that- to them- doesn't feel so far away i'm from the cantina.in orlando nats of r2d2i'm dianne gallagher
8:42 am
(rebecca) a cold morning, but dry today and tomorrow, but wet weather is on the way for easter sunday...details are ahead.
8:43 am
8:44 am
(darya) welcome back. let's get a check of the weather this morning...
8:45 am
(rebecca)a live look outside right now...clear and cold. temperatures are an average of 5 to 10 degrees cooler than at this time yesterday. today will be sunny and dry and the same for tomorrow then big changes for easter sunday. showers are expected to touch down in the morning for the north bay and move widespread by the afternoon. by the evening hours most of the wet weather should be pushing out of the bay area. highs today will be in the mid 60s for most of the bay area. tomorrow we may even see some 70s on the
8:46 am
board...then mid 60s will return on easter sunday and go into the middle of next week with an unsettled weather pattern, possibly bringing some showers. by the end of the week a dry forecast is expected.
8:47 am
no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 no delays traffic is smooth on the golden gate. an overturn accident sb 85 at 280 blocking the ramp.
8:48 am
( mark ) a therapy dog, missing for nearly two weeks is back home. and a young boy couldn't he happier.( james ) the boy suffers
8:49 am
from an emotional separation deficiency called "vanishing twin syndrome. kron 4's lydia pantazes has the story. (nats) they were apart two weeks.... but for this dog named finn and his family.... that was two weeks, too long. everyday... 11-year carson bates and is family searched. "where could he be, what is he doing? we were trying to find him and we were asking everywhere, driving everywhere." you see for carson, finn isn't just a dog... "he's basically my brother, because i was going to have a twin brother but he never came out of the womb." carson was diagnosed with vanishing twin syndrome at age two, an emotional separation deficiency. "finn is what solved that problem for him, it helped him have the loyalty
8:50 am
and love to end to no end to help him bridge the gap with that deficiency that he had of losing his twin before he was born." the two have been inseparable for five the last five years. "he's basically my entire heart, he broke it it when he got away but made it bigger when he came back." finn was found wandering near a creek about two miles from his home. he lost about ten pounds and came back with an injured paw. (nats) finding finn was a community effort... (nats) from search parties to facebook pages. a whole community came together to reunite a boy and his best friend. "he's an amazing pup, i can't believe that he survived all he did and came out with only a few battle wounds, i'm so happy he's home."
8:51 am
( james ) now to bay area baseball. the giants opening a four-game series against the rockies.( mark ) madison bumgarner still looking for his first win of the year he got rolling early in the game. he struck out a pair in the second. he finished the game with eight strikeouts. his only mistake came in the fourth when trevor story rips his first home run off the season to left. rockies take a 2-nothing lead. the giants couldn't muster up any offense. scoring only one run in the game. the rockies win by a final of 3 to 1. ( james ) the a's were in kansas city taking on the royals. they were looking for the first sweep of the year. bottom of the first salvador perez singles to
8:52 am
right giving kansas city a 2- run lead. that would be all the runs k-c would need. they would go on to add another and beat oakland 3 to 1. the a's are back home tonight to take on the astros. first pitch is at 7:05. ( james ) it didn't take the warriors brass long to get into the playoff mood. workers were busy putting up all the playoff signage at oracle arena. the theme this year again is "strength in numbers" this is the 3rd straight season the warriors have earned the top seed in the western conference. oakland mayor libby schaaf and san francisco mayor ed lee have declared today "warriors friday." they are encouraging fans all across the bay area to where their blue and gold colors. ( mark ) and happening tonight.. game two of the sharks opening round in the playoffs against the oilers. the sharks currently lead the series one game to none. game 2 is set for tonight at 7:30 in edmenton, canada. ( mark ) becca longo is
8:53 am
making college football history. she is the first woman to earn a football schoolarship at an n-c-a-a school at the division two level or higher. she signed a letter of intent to play at adams state university, a division two school in colorado. longo won the starting job as kicker her junior year of high school in arizona. about a dozen women have played college football, but none have played under an athletic scholarship. ( james ) parents may want to double check what the easter bunny leaves behind this sunday.. target is recalling more than 560- thousand water- absorbing easter egg and dinosaur toys. the recalled products include - hatch and grow easter eggs, easter grow toys... and hatch your own dino egg products. the u-s consumer product safety commission says, those items pose a "serious ingestion hazard." no injuries or incidents have been reported. people can return the products to any target store .. for a refund. ( james ) we'll be back as the kron 4 morning news continues... and here's a live look outside... embarcadero.
8:54 am
( james ) for those of you living in the south bay... campbell is having its eggstravaganza and bunnies and bonnets parade on saturday. the event will not only have an egg hunt but also have bounce houses, face painting and pictures with the easter bunny. there is even a chalk art contest. this event starts at nine in the morning.
8:55 am
8:56 am
this weekend's box office showdown features a billion dollar musical, a baby boss and one "furious" opponent.( mark ) douglas hyde takes a look at what's new in theaters. (nat) "she's the very definition of high tech terrorism. now she's working with your guy.""i think i found my team.""this should be interesting.""the fate of the furious" opens in wide release this weekend and its fate is likely a good one! the eighth installment of the car-fueled action franchise is projected to earn around 110 million in north america alone. it's already been released internationally and is breaking records in a number of countries. some box office analysts predict its total global debut will exceed 350-
8:57 am
million for the weekend.(nat) "that took longer than i expected."the only speed bumps that could keep it from the number one spot will be last weekend's top film, "the boss baby," and disney's live action "beauty and the beast" musical, which worldwide has earned a staggering billion dollars so far. this weekend, though, "the fate of the furious" is expected to run over both of them.in hollywood, i'm douglas hyde. ( mark ) ahead at nine on the kron 4 morning news... a bay area county files a lawsuit against president trump's sanctuary city policy. averi harper is live at the federal court house as officials prepare for protests.( james ) plus... dry now, but you can expect rain to hit the bay area this weekend. rebecca strom has your forecast up ahead.( mark ) and ahead in the gary's world rewind... k-d and curry have an epic 3 point battle...an nfl player's
8:58 am
accused of passing off fake memorabilia, as his brother explains the meaning of omaha.. and a bay area athlete kicks cancer with a memorable moment
8:59 am
(mark) and i'm mark danon. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... (rebecca) a live look outside right
9:00 am
now...clear and cold. temperatures are an average of 5 to 10 degrees cooler than at this time yesterday. today will be sunny and dry and the same for tomorrow then big changes for easter sunday. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 no delays. an accident in fremont sb 880 at stevenson minor delays.
9:01 am
( mark ) breaking news... protests are building outside the federal court house in san francisco. this morning... there could be a major ruling about the president's sanctuary city policy after santa clara county filed a lawsuit challenging an executive order aimed at withholding federal money. kron 4's averi harper is live outside the federal courthouse in san francisco this morning with the details. averi. ( averi ) santa clara county supervisor dave cortese
9:02 am
and other community leaders.. all gathered yesterday to show support for the lawsuit. it argues the constitution does not give the president the power to use state and local governments as tools to implement its policies. if federal funds are withheld, among the hardest hit services would be those provided by valley medical center, which recieves 70 percent of it's funding from the government. the cuts would hit social services, mental health providers and schools. other bay area cities have also filed lawsuits.
9:03 am
alone our county hospital has 800-thousand visits a year so stopping the trump administration from taking precious resources from the neediest in our community was a top priority.">
9:04 am
found his car near the store shortly after the robbery. he is also accused of writing a 161-page manifesto to president trump with plans to attack. ( mark ) happening now... police investigating a triple shooting in vacaville. the shooter is still on the loose this morning. it happened around 11-50 last night outside a home on aegean way. police found one woman, one man and one child with gun- shot wounds. all three were taken to the hospital, but are expected to be okay. these are pictures from the scene tweeted out by vacacille police. police have not yet released any information on the shooter. < i hate to think that he was thrown away in a trash can or something (tearful sigh).">( mark ) happening now - a grieving family desperate to get back the ashes of their loved one -- stolen from their rental car in san francisco. their loved one died of a heart attack -- and his wife and daughter wanted to spread his ashes in one of his favorite cities. alecia reid has the story.
9:05 am
joe wilkinson's family never had a chance to say goodbye because he died suddenly. sprinkling his ashes in the redwood national park on his 57th birthday would have been their tribute to him. unfortunately they're mourning another loss.pkg" the most important thing is to get his remains back bcuz i'll tell ya, i'll never let them go" mary and julia wilkinson didn't think for a second, that after landing in their loved one's favorite city, his ashes would be stolen within hours."i feel horrible. i feel like a part of him is missing and i did it. he was under my watch and i had no idea there was a problem with car breakins here"the mother and daughter duo parked their rental car inside the anchorage square parking structure then headed out to eat one of his favorite fares in san franciscodungenous crab. by the time they got back, his daughter julia's suitcase was missing from the trunk and so was her mother's wallet, and more importantly, joe's ashes."it's torture. it takes the light out of you and it makes you wonder what's going on in this world"joe died back in august from a
9:06 am
major heart attack. this was supposed to be a memorial on his birthday. instead, they have no idea where his remains are."hopefully not in a trash can. it breaks my it breaks my heart"they believe the thief or thieves saw the silver tube tucked in a black velveteen pouch, and thought it was jewelery. his daughter julia spent the day trying to shop for a couple of items, but the thought of losing her dad once again, was too much to handle."this was supposed to be a dedication to him. he did so much for me. he didn't deserve this"standupwhoever stole mary's wallet tried using her credit card to purchase a clipper card, and shop inside a ross store.it is mary's first time in san francisco ... she doubts she'll ever be back. they did meet with police today, and say an extensive search turned up nothing.reporting in san francisco ( mark ) police make an arrest
9:07 am
connected to a freeway shooting in the south bay. 33-year-old jose luis blanco was arrested at his home in san jose. he's accused of opening fire on northbound highway 101 near story road last month. a 17-year-old boy, sitting in the front passenger seat of a car, was shot in the face and back. the shooting was investigated as gang- related. police also found two firearms and meth- ampetamine inside the blanco's home. ( mark ) this morning we are learning more about a fire near interstate- 880 in oakland. we first told you about the fire yesterday on the kron 4 morning news. it started at a homeless encampment. a dog was killed in the fire. this was the scene between 22nd and 23rd avenues. investigators believe the fire may have been sparked by someone trying to cook in a tent. ( mark ) damage is estimated at one- million dollars and a dog is missing after a house fire in cupertino. the flames
9:08 am
broke out in a two- story home on flora vista avenue, earlier last night. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc-7. no word on what started the fire. ( mark ) coming up... the u-s drops the mother of all bombs on isis targets in afghanistan. how it could impact the current conflict with north korea. and... police are looking for a man charged with multiple sex crimes. we'll show you which east bay city he was last scene in. and here's a live look outside... bay bridge
9:09 am
áááábreakáááá (robin) no major hot spots. bay bridge
9:10 am
wb 80 no delays. an accident wrapping up in cupertino sb 85 at 280 the ramp is closed. ( mark ) the santa rosa police department is looking for a man charged with multiple sex crimes who failed to appear in court. 36-year-old darius bunyad ...has been found guilty of six felonies and six misdemeanor charges.. police say he did not show up for the last two days of his trial. bunyad was last seen by his family on march 8th in the walnut creek area. a reward of 25 hundred dollars is being offered for information that leads to his arrest. .( rebecca )a cold morning, but dry today and tomorrow, but wet weather is on the way for easter sunday...details are ahead.
9:11 am
9:12 am
9:13 am
( mark ) welcome back... checking weather.. (rebecca) a live look outside right now...clear and cold. temperatures are an average of 5 to 10 degrees cooler than at this time yesterday. today will be sunny and dry and the same for tomorrow then big changes for easter sunday. showers are expected to touch
9:14 am
down in the morning for the north bay and move widespread by the afternoon. by the evening hours most of the wet weather should be pushing out of the bay area. highs today will be in the mid 60s for most of the bay area. tomorrow we may even see some 70s on the board...then mid 60s will return on easter sunday and go into the middle of next week with an unsettled weather pattern, possibly bringing some showers. by the end of the week a dry forecast is expected.
9:15 am
no major hot spots. no delays on wb 580. bay bridge wb 80 no delays an accident in cuperino sb 85 at 280 blocking the ramp
9:16 am
( mark ) a san francisco man is back in custody after threatening his neighbors. but not before officials say he left behind racial slurs and threats plastered all over his window. kron4's hermela aregawi has the story. (hermela aregawi live) neighbors tell me these signs have been up here for months.. and that police haven't had the legal grounds to force them down.but then recently
9:17 am
the man who lives here was arrested after threating to kill a family in the neighborhood.a shocking scene in this otherwise peaceful neighborhood.racial slurs swastikas and calls to kill certain ethnic groupsbut that's not what got the man who lives here in trouble.. it's what he said to his neighborsvega says the man was arrested last month.henry vega/ threatened by neighbor:he hasn't been around for a month now, not here currently. possibly going to the state hospital in napa...i had to testify. i thought i would have to again but they found him incompetent so as of now i don't have to testify again.the resident upstairs says she's been dealing with this for years..she took us inside the building to show us more of the same..she says she's relived the man is now in custody.hermela tosswe spoke with police they tell us.. the man is in his fifties..he's lived here for about six years.. but has become more erratic in the last year or so.last year he was arrested then released..for threatening the
9:18 am
police chief at the time on social media..for now, it looks like these signs will stay.reporting live in san francisco, hermela aregawi, kron 4 news. ( mark ) new information on the doctor who was violently dragged out of a united airlines plane. doctor david dao's daughter and attorneys held a news conference saying that the 69-year-old suffereda concussion and a broken nose as well as a couple of broken teeth. we brought you part of that news conference yesterday on the kron 4 morning news. dao also has damage to his sinuses and might need reconstructive surgery. he also says he has a great deal of emotional trauma. thomas demetrio/attorney for united airlines passenger david dao: "dr. dao, to i believe his great credit, has come to understand that he's the guy. he's the guy to stand up for passengers going forward." "he said being dragged down the aisle was more horrifying and harrowing than what he experienced in leaving vietnam."crystal
9:19 am
pepper, passenger's daughter: "we were completely horrified, shocked at what happened to my father .... seeing it on video made those emotions exacerbated."( mark ) dr. dao has been discharged from the hospital but may need more treatment.... dao's attorney calls the apology issued by the united c-e-o "staged" --- and says it finallyhappened only because the airline was taking a public relations ( mark ) fairfield police have recovered two instruments stolen from a local high school. one of them a 100-year old english horn. together they are worth 10- thousand dollars. investigators say a lead took them to utah street and north texas street. that's where they found the instruments inside a home. officers also arrested a 17 year old for felony possession of stolen property. the instruments are among two dozen taken from the band room of armijo high school. ( mark ) new video into the kron-four newsroom..
9:20 am
the pentagon has just released video of the u-s bombing isis targets in afghanistan. this is the largest non- nuclear bomb ever used. more than 30 isis militants were killed in a massive strike in afghanistan. it was also the very first time that the u-s used what officials call "the mother of all bombs." reid binion has the details. sean spicer / white house press secretary: "the united states military used a gbu 43 weapon in afghanistan."white house press secretary sean spicer......announcing a strike using the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in the u-s arsenal.the ordinance - nicknamed the "mother of all bombs"......targeted a system of tunnels and caves used by isis fighters.the move was met with largely positive reaction from republicans, like senator lindsey graham, who tweeted in part, quote:"pleased air force dropped moab against isil in afghanistan."from democrats -- a mixed reaction.rep. eric swalwell / -d- california: "i'm all for going after isis.
9:21 am
we can't just bomb our way to national security."but perhaps a larger question - why this size weapon?and why now?the full answer may involve not just afghanistan and isis... ...but global security as a whole......and a message about how the new administration is willing to use the world's most powerful military. reporter off cam: "does this send a message to north korea?" president trump: "i don't know if this sends a message. it doesn't make any difference if it does or not. north korea is a problem."despite trump's answer -- the timing is interesting.thursday's afghanistan bomb strike came after last week's missile strike on syria......in response to the deadly chemical attack on civilians. it also follows the deployment of a u-s aircraft strike group korean the move -- in recent north provocations, according to a defense official.i'm reid binion reporting. ( mark ) coming up ... an 11-year-old boy is reunited with his dog weeks after the pet went missing. the emotional reunion is ahead. plus... a woman says the t-s-a made her family miss their flight all because she is a breast feeding mom. we'll hear from the mother after the break.
9:22 am
( mark ) alameda is celebrating easter with its "eco easter eggstravaganza." kids can get glitter tattoos as well as take pictures with the easter bunny. it's happening at the alameda south shore center from noon to 3:00 on saturday. and it is free to the public.
9:23 am
9:24 am
no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 no delays. accident cleared in cupertino sb 85 at sb 280 ( mark ) happening now... a
9:25 am
michigan mother wants answers after she says t-s-a in florida caused her family to miss their flight home. she says it's because she is a breastfeeding mom. sarah hurwitz spoke with the mother of two. ((ááásarah:..ááá))the security line was long in st. petersburg -- but the vroman family was assured they'd make their flight back to grand rapids.((ááátake sotááá)) runs=:11outcue: ((ááásarah:..ááá))stacie vroman did that in an attempt to make sure her family's screening process went smoothly... but it went quite opposite. ((ááátake sotááá)) runs=:05outcue:((ááásarah:..ááá)) but she says they didn't check it -- the two three ounce bottles just sat there in security... she waited, and asked when they'd inspect it... as her husband, baby and toddler all waited at the gate... trying to hold the flight for her... ((ááátake sotááá)) runs=:15outcue:
9:26 am
and i had asked tsa i said can you guys just check it because i have to get on the flight like i'm my child's source of food, sorry i don't know why i get upset about it, so i have to be on the same flight otherwise we don't have a way to feed him.>((ááásarah:..ááá)) still in a holding pattern and the breast milk unchecked -- her questions turned to desperation... ((ááátake sotááá))runs=:11outcue: ((ááásarah:..ááá))she and her family all missed their flight -- were put on a much later flight to indianapolis... had to rent a car to drive four hours back to grand rapids with a baby and toddler... she doesn't understand what happened... ((ááátake sotááá)) runs=:07outcue:
9:27 am
but dry today and tomorrow, but wet weather is on the way for easter sunday...details are ahead.. i don't want to lie down.
9:28 am
i refuse to lie down. why suffer? stand up to chronic migraine with botox® botox® is the only treatment for chronic migraine shown to actually prevent headaches and migraines before they even start. botox® is for adults with chronic migraine, 15 or more headache days a month each lasting 4 hours or more. it's injected by a doctor once every 12 weeks. and is covered by most insurance. effects of botox® may spread hours to weeks after injection, causing serious symptoms. alert your doctor right away as difficulty swallowing, speaking, breathing, eye problems, or muscle weakness can be signs of a life-threatening condition. side effects may include allergic reactions, neck and injection site pain, fatigue, and headache. don't take botox® if there's a skin infection. tell your doctor your medical history, muscle or nerve conditions, and medications, including botulinum toxins, as these may increase the risk of serious side effects. for a limited time, you can qualify for two treatments at no cost. stand up to chronic migraine. talk to a headache specialist today. (mark) welcome back to the
9:29 am
kron four morning news... lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic... (rebecca)a live look outside right now...clear and cold. temperatures are an average of 5 to 10 degrees cooler than at this time yesterday. today will be sunny and dry and the same for tomorrow then big changes for easter sunday. no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 no delays. no problem
9:30 am
son 101 across the golden gate. slow traffic no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 no delays. no problem son 101 across the golden gate. slow traffic on sb 880 through
9:31 am
fremont due to an earlier crash ( mark ) new this morning... for the first time we are hearing from a teacher who was inside the san bernardino elementary school when a man opened fire killing a teacher and an 8-year-old student. crystal cruz spoke to the teacher and shares her story. jennifer downing /witnessed shooting"now that this events happened you're jumpiee and kind of looking over your should a little bit more."all to be expected after what teacher's assistant, jennifer downing went through on monday at her school north park elementary in san bernardino. for the first time since the shooting, staff returned to campus and faced any fears.
9:32 am
jennifer downing /witnessed shooting"and we all walked the halls together as a tight unit and i was ok."that's huge for downing, who was in class when her co-worker karen smith's estranged husband entered the room and killed karen.jennifer downing /witnessed shooting "very sweet bless her heart." the shooter also killed a student and wounded 9 year old nolan brandy, who downing has worked with for the last couple of years and went to see in the hospital.jennifer downing /witnessed shooting"it was a joyful experience. he was a bit shy. which was to be expect but a lot of happiness." throughout the years some have called for arming teachers, something downing says in her case would've been useless. jennifer downing /witnessed shooting"there was no reaction time because it was right away. there wasn't oh maybe i should grab something or get something. had something been locked up it would not have mattered."at a board meeting this week parents called staff
9:33 am
like downing heroes for saving their children's lives.they also called for better safety measures, like locked doors. jennifer downing /witnessed shooting"i need that door. i need that door to lock. without that door too vulnerable."after a tragic week, downing is just ready for monday, to get back to her same class of special needs students, but in a different room away from where the shooting happened.jennifer downing /witnessed shooting "it's family...it's your babies." ( mark ) that was crystal cruz reporting. the 9-year- old who was injured in the shooting is recover. ( mark ) the bellagio hotel and casino in las vegas bursts into flames. this is new video from the scene overnight. the fire broke out just before 11:00 last night. a large portion of the las vegas strip was closed down. you can huge flames shooting from the building. the fire is out now. there are no reports of any injuries. crews are still trying to figure out how the fire started. ( mark ) police arrest a
9:34 am
man after a deadly beating at a taco truck in richmond. it happened monday night on the corner of 23-rd street near clinton avenue. (ááátriggerááá) jose serrano is accused of knocking down the victim and beating him before running away. the victim---robert viera-- spent two days on life support before he died. serrano is now in jail on 1-million dollars bail. ( mark ) in san francisco... a ceremony was held on the golden gate bridge to announce the approval for construction of a new suicide deterrent system. golden gate bridge officials plan to build a safety barrier along the bridge. and although the new barrier is designed to prevent someone from committing suicide, it will not prevent someone from getting hurt. the construction will cost $204 - million dollars. cal-trans, the m-t-c, and the bridge district will cover the bulk of that cost. installation of the net will begin in 2018. and is scheduled to be complete in 2021. ( mark ) bart is considering increasing fares to solve a budget problem.
9:35 am
the board of directors met yesterday to deal with a projected shortfall of 30- million dollars next year. and fare increases are at the top of the list to fix the problem. the board is considering adding a 50- cent surcharge to the cost of paper tickets and reducing the discounts for children. the bart board is supposed to vote on the budget in june. ( mark ) a therapy dog, missing for nearly two weeks is back home. and a young boy couldn't he happier. the boy suffers from an emotional separation deficiency called "vanishing twin syndrome. kron 4's lydia pantazes has the story. (nats) they were apart two weeks.... but for this dog named finn and his family.... that was two weeks, too long. everyday... 11-year carson bates and is family searched. "where could he be, what is he doing? we were trying to find him and we were asking everywhere, driving everywhere." you see for carson, finn isn't just a dog... "he's basically my brother, because i was going to have a twin brother but he never came out of the womb." carson was diagnosed with vanishing twin syndrome at age two, an emotional separation deficiency. "finn is what
9:36 am
solved that problem for him, it helped him have the loyalty and love to end to no end to help him bridge the gap with that deficiency that he had of losing his twin before he was born." the two have been inseparable for five the last five years. "he's basically my entire heart, he broke it it when he got away but made it bigger when he came back." finn was found wandering near a creek about two miles from his home. he lost about ten pounds and came back with an injured paw. (nats) finding finn was a community effort...
9:37 am
(nats) from search parties to facebook pages. a whole community came together to reunite a boy and his best friend. "he's an amazing pup, i can't believe that he survived all he did and came out with only a few battle wounds, i'm so happy he's home." ( mark ) coming up... kd and curry have an epic 3 point battle... an nfl player's accused of passing off fake memorabilia, as his brother explains the meaning of omaha.. and a bay area athlete kicks cancer with a memorable moment. and after the break... easter can be dangerous for your pets. what vets say you need to watch out for this ( mark ) in the east bay...
9:38 am
the albany preschool is holding its spring fair at memorial park on saturday. it will have an easter egg hunt, maze, food and live music. it starts at 10:00 in the morning and goes to two in the afternoon. it is free to attend.
9:39 am
9:40 am
áááábreakáááá (robin) no major hot spots. wb 92 is less than 20 min from 880 to 101. bay bridge wb 80 no delays
9:41 am
( mark ) a warning going out to pet owners this morning as we get closer to easter. easter candy is often left out... which poses a threat to animals. but vets say that candy is not the only thing that can be dangerous for animals.. ham can cause inflamation of the pancreas for dogs... and fake grass..often used as an easter decoration can cause intestinal problems for cats. ( mark ) vets say the best way to keep your pets safe is to keep things they are not supposed to eat out their reach. ( mark ) an animal cruelty prevention group is urging parents not to give their children bunnies or chicks for easter. this comes as the s-p-c-a prepares for more of
9:42 am
these animals coming into their shelters after easter. people tend to give up bunnies and chicks after giving them as presents. the group is urging parents to research these animals before adopting them. .( rebecca )a cold morning, but dry today and tomorrow, but wet weather is on the way for easter sunday...details are ahead. welcome back to
9:43 am
9:44 am
9:45 am
the kron 4 morning news... every morning at 7:45 we talk
9:46 am
sports with gary radnich. and in case you missed it here's the gary's world rewind. ( mark ) current texans lineman and former san jose state lineman david queensenberry has finished his last round of chemotherapy. he was diagnosed shortly after he was drafted in 2014. and 3 years later he's ringing a bell as a symbol of him finsihing his treatment. one thing, he broke the bell.( mark ) it didn't take the it didn't it didn't take the
9:47 am
warriors brass long to get into the playoff mood. workers were busy putting up all the playoff signage at oracle arena. the theme this year again is "strength in
9:48 am
( mark ) current texans lineman and former san jose state lineman david queensenberry has finished his last round chemotherapy. he was diagnosed shortly after drafted in 2014. and 3 years later he's ringing a bell as a symbol of his treatment. one thing, he broke the bell.( mark ) it didn't take the warriors brass long to get into the playoff mood. workers were busy putting up all the playoff signage at oracle arena. the theme this year again is "strength in numbers" this is the 3rd straight season the warriors have earned the top seed in the western conference. oakland mayor libby schaaf and
9:49 am
san francisco mayor ed lee have declared today "warriors friday." they are encouraging fans all across the bay area to where their blue and gold colors.( mark ) curry and durant get into a 3 point contest at practice. they go back and forth for about 20 minutes. getting buckets.( mark ) and he finally did it, peyton manning peyton finally did it, peyton manning explained
9:50 am
the meaning of 'omaha' he said it meant he was changing the play at the last second. going with plan b if you will. not a crazy theory he gave as a bronco a few years ago. ( mark ) and eli, peyton's
9:51 am
younger brother is in some deep trouble. or could be deep trouble. he and the giants equipment manager are accused of providing fake game worn memorbilia. ( mark ) ryan lochte was recently
9:52 am
9:53 am
asked if he'd go back to brazil. and of course he said no. lochte got into some trouble when he clamied he was robbed there during the olympics. becca longo is
9:54 am
9:55 am
9:56 am
making college football history. she is the first woman to earn a football schoolarship at an n-c-a-a school at the division two level or higher. she signed a letter of intent to play at adams state university, a division two school in colorado. longo won the starting job as kicker her junior year of high school in arizona. about a dozen women have played college football, but none have played under an athletic scholarship. ( mark ) parents may want to double check what the easter bunny leaves behind this sunday.. target is recalling more than 560- thousand water- absorbing easter egg and dinosaur toys. the recalled products include - hatch and grow easter eggs, easter grow toys... and hatch your own dino egg products. the u-s consumer product safety commission says, those items pose a "serious ingestion
9:57 am
hazard." no injuries or incidents have been reported. people can return the products to any target store .. for a refund. seven day (mark)that's it for us that's it for us this morning... our next newscast is at 5 o clock tonight. don't forget, you can stay connected on our mobile app, kron four dot com and on our facebook and twitter feeds. áááábreakáááá
9:58 am
on september 9, 2010, pg&e learned a tragic lesson we can never forget. this gas pipeline ruptured in san bruno. the explosion and fire killed eight people. pg&e was convicted of six felony charges including five violations of the u.s. pipeline safety act and obstructing an ntsb investigation. pg&e was fined, placed under an outside monitor, given five years of probation, and required to perform 10,000 hours of community service. we are deeply sorry. we failed our customers in san bruno. while an apology alone will never be enough, actions can make pg&e safer. and that's why we've replaced hundreds of miles of gas pipeline, adopted new leak detection technology that is one-thousand times more sensitive, and built a state-of-the-art gas operations center. we can never forget what happened in san bruno. that's why we're working every day to make pg&e
9:59 am
the safest energy company in the nation. how to brush his teeth. (woman vo) in march, my husband didn't recognize our grandson. (woman 2 vo) that's when moderate alzheimer's made me a caregiver. (avo) if their alzheimer's is getting worse, ask about once-a-day namzaric. namzaric is approved for moderate to severe alzheimer's disease in patients who are taking donepezil. it may improve cognition and overall function, and may slow the worsening of symptoms for a while. namzaric does not change the underlying disease progression. don't take if allergic to memantine, donepezil, piperidine, or any of the ingredients in namzaric. tell the doctor about any conditions; including heart, lung, bladder, kidney or liver problems, seizures, stomach ulcers, or procedures with anesthesia. serious side effects may occur, including muscle problems if given anesthesia; slow heartbeat, fainting, more stomach acid which may lead to ulcers and bleeding; nausea, vomiting, difficulty urinating, seizures, and worsening of lung problems. most common side effects are headache, diarrhea, dizziness, loss of appetite, and bruising.
10:00 am
(woman 2 vo) i don't know what tomorrow will bring but i'm doing what i can. (avo) ask about namzaric today. >> today on an all-new "dr. phil." a shocking accusation. >> my daughter brought up allegations against my fiance for child molestation. >> she blames her ex. >> i believe brandon is coaching our daughter. >> dr. phil: your fiance confessed to doing this. >> announcer: you won't believe what he said in court. >> dr. phil: he's not denying it. he said yes, it happened but she wanted it. >> dr. phil: let's do it! >> have a good show, everybody. >> dr. phil: this is a safe place to talk about hard things. >> stand by, i'll count you down. >> dr. phil: i try to be an emotional compass and point you in the right direction. >> five, four -- >> dr. phil: i'm not giving up on you.

6 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on